Before you start treatment, we will take x-rays and photographs of your smile to determine the right treatment for your unique needs. In some cases, Invisalign may not be the best option. If we determine that you are a good candidate for clear aligners, we will start by taking impressions of your teeth. Then, we will send your impressions to the lab to generate a series of clear, custom-made aligners that fit your smile precisely.
When we receive your aligners, we will schedule an appointment to place them on your teeth. Each set comes with an upper and lower aligner that will slightly move your teeth little by little each week. On the same day of the week, you will change to the next set in the series.
Typically, patients finish treatment in approximately nine to fifteen months. However, it’s important to note that treatment length can vary depending on the severity of the issues.
Patients love the convenience of clear aligners. Without brackets and wires, you won’t have to worry about food getting trapped in your appliances after every meal. In addition, you must remove the aligners before meals, so you can continue to eat what you love without worrying about damaging your braces.
Teens and adults especially love the freedom clear aligners provide. Now you can get a subtle, nearly invisible treatment that hardly anyone will notice. If you to participate in sports and play instruments, you also won’t have to worry about your braces getting in the way.
If you’d like to learn more about clear aligners, request an appointment for a consultation. Dr. Durham can evaluate your smile and work with you to determine if Invisalign is the right treatment for you.